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Re: [opensuse] Which Shell do I Have?
  • From: Thomas Hertweck <Thomas.Hertweck@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 19:17:03 +0000
  • Message-id: <4577172F.3030406@xxxxxx>

Anders Johansson wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 December 2006 21:15, Thomas Hertweck wrote:
>> Hmmm... I would like to point out that this will (most likely) only
>> print the default shell which is set in /etc/passwd (which should be
>> fine in Kai's situation). If the current shell needs to be determined,
>> it's better to use "echo $0".
> ls -l /proc/$$/exe

Could you please elaborate why you came up with this solution? I think
this is not portable - for instance, our HP box here has no procfs, so
your solution fails. An "echo $0" should always work (as far as I know).

Cheers, Th.

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